THE Streaky Bay District Council will apply for a federal government grant to help fund its redevelopment of the Foreshore Tourist Park.
The Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream opens for applications this month.
A main item is the caravan park upgrade and we are spending a lot of money on it.
To be able to apply for the funding, the council had to increase its budget for caravan park the redevelopment project by $16,500 to cover the costs of an economist and quantitative surveyor, both of which are required to be eligible for the federal funding.
Mayor Travis Barber said the redevelopment was a key development project.
“A main item is the caravan park upgrade and we are spending a lot of money on it,” he said.
Securing federal government funding could cover up to 75 per cent of the redevelopment costs.
The council believes the project will produce economic benefits, provide growth in the local and regional tourism industry, provide an increase in local and regional employment, make the region more attractive for people to visit and also strengthen the council’s financial position by growing its own revenue.